My Inbox is overwhelmed! Therefore, I will not be accepting anymore applications for the current litters. Thanks to everyone for their interest; I had more qualified applications than I do kittens.
Walnut and Brazil facing
Huckleberry - 4 weeks
Walnut and Brazil facing
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To go along with Loxa's Berry Litter, we now have Trixie's Nut Litter, born on April 8th. Bomber is the proud papa of both.
Gooseberry - Red ticked tabby and White boy
Boysenberry - Cream ticked tabby boy
Huckleberry - Brown ticked tabby and White boy
Currant - Red ticked tabby girl
Walnut and Cashew - Brown ticked tabby boys
Pistachio - Blue ticked tabby - Under Observation
Macadamia, Brazil, Peanut and Hazel - Brown ticked torbie girls
Trixie insisted on having her kittens with Loxa, who was more than agreeable to sharing her space and her milk bar.
For more information on cat color and pattern terminology, check out these sites: http://www.mcbfa.org/mainecooncolors.html
(I made some changes to my process)
I do not keep a waiting list for kittens. I ask that you check this page for pregnancy and birth announcements, emailing me at Dracoonfly@comcast.net if you are interested at that time. I don't send out or accept applications until then. When you write, please include an appropriate subject heading in your email such as "Kitten Inquiry" so your email doesn't end up in the Spam Folder and tell me a little bit about your household.
Since the demand for Maine Coon kittens is tremendous, I am only posted expected litters on my website, not Facebook or Instagram so prospective kitten buyers have an idea of when to contact me.
As placing my kittens into the right home is very important, all prospective kitten buyers are expected to complete an application prior to approval which I will email to you. Submitting an application does not guarantee that I will have a kitten available for you as I usually receive way more applications than I have kittens. I try to select homes that I feel will be the best fit for my kittens.
Once the kittens are 1-2 weeks old, I will contact those who have an approved application who want what I have available. Again, I don't expect to have enough kittens even though I get many qualified families who apply. I do the best I can to make sure that if you are approved, I have the kitten you want (gender and color). Once we are in agreement that I have a kitten you want, I'll email you a contract to reserve your kitten. That is your big moment! Return the signed contract with a non-refundable deposit and your kitten is reserved for you.
Kitten buyers who already have a kitten reserved with a deposit and signed contract will be welcomed into our home once their kitten is 7-8 weeks of age and has had their first vaccinations. At that time, you will not only meet your kitten and its littermates, but you'll also see where it has been raised and meet its parents (assuming the baby-daddy lives here; sometimes I use an outside stud to keep diversity in my lines). This is one of the advantages of getting your kitten from a breeder; seeing where it came from and how it has spent the first three months of its life.
Parents of all kittens have had their hearts screened by a Board Certified Cardiologist using ultrasound and are presently clear of HCM. Copies of the heart screenings are provided to kitten buyers. Links to the DNA testing results for all breeding cats are on the Males or Females pages of this site.
Other breeders I work with and previous kitten buyers have priority. Dracoonfly kittens do not leave for their new homes until they are at least 12 weeks of age, been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, dewormed and have had two sets of their kitten vaccinations.
Terminology definitions for kitten availability:
"Reserved" - A deposit and signed contract have been received for a kitten. It is NOT available.
"Tentatively Reserved" - Verbal promise. Awaiting receipt of signed contract and deposit.
"Under Observation for Show/breeder"- I am waiting to see how this kitten develops to determine whether or not he/she will be kept or sold to another breeder. If not, then the kitten may become available to a pet home. Please note that I only work with established reputable breeders I know.
I strongly suggest that you read these blogs for kitten buyers: